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NEWS ITEMS Growing Number of High School Student Smoking A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers

in the country are junior high school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers. The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in Central Java. Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agencys respiratory illness division, said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. "This situation is a cause for concern, he said. It appears the countrys younger generation is uneducated about the health risks of smoking. The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective as the government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook

Indonesian Migrant Worker dies in Malaysia An Indonesian migrant worker Munti Binti Bani has died on Monday after being hospitalized for several days due to alleged torture by her employees in Selangor, Malaysia. Antara state news agency has reported that Munti had been treated at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah hospital since last Tuesday and died on Monday at 10 a.m, local time. Munti was found unconscious with her hands and feet were tied in a bathroom in Taman Sentosa housing complex last Tuesday. She was suffering from major wounds on her body and had apparently been beaten with iron. Munti's body will be sent tomorrow to her hometown in Pondok Jeruk Barat village of Jombang, East Java after undergoing autopsy at the hospital. We express our deep condolences as there is yet another worker who was tortured and passed away at the hospital, Indonesia's Ambassador for Malaysia, Da'i Bachtiar said in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. The Embassy will arrange for all compensation, including insurance, she deserves to receive, Da'i said. He added that Munti's employees Vanitha and Murugan had been detained and were undergoing questioning at the local police office. We hope the police can uphold justice and punish them should they be proven to be involved in the case, he said.
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Tombs with Mummy Found in Egypt CAIRO Archaeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities said Sunday. The oldest tombs date back to around 2750 B.C., during the period of Egypts first and second dynasties, the council said in a statement.Twelve of the tombs belong the 18th Dynasty, which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. The 18th Dynasty includes such well-known pharaohs as Tutankhamun, Akhenaten and Queen Hatshepsut. The discovery throws new light on Egypts ancient religions, the council said. Newsworthy event; the news of finding of tombs with mummy in Egypt Background; the tombs has the oldest date around 2750 B.C. It was the period of Egypts first and second dynasties. Source; the council said that the finding of the tombs threw new light on Egypts ancient religions Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook News Item Text Example - Landslide in Bukittinggi Two people died while four others were wounded in a landslide at a yard behind a house near Teleng market in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra on Tuesday. Killed were 3-year-old Yusuf, who was the son of a kiosk owner at the market, Bujang, and 22year-old Meli, who was a visitor to the market. The injured were rushed to the Achmad Muchtar and Yarsi hospitals. Bukittinggi Deputy Mayor Ismet Amziz said Tuesday it was suspected that recent heavy rainfall had caused the landslide. Email ThisBlogThis!